Max Holloway is but to get Alexander Volkanovski a third likelihood for his UFC featherweight title after harm threw their UFC 272 plans to items.
Holloway had put collectively an ultra-impressive sequence of races since his controversial loss to Volkanovsky in the summertime of 2020 with two large wins in 2021.
Max Holloway had two unimaginable performances in 2021
However, simply days after accepting the fight, Holloway worsened an previous harm and was compelled to retire, based on ESPN's Brett Okamoto.
It's unclear if Volkanovski will keep on the cardboard for now, however the Aussie has indicated he want to and provides have poured in.
The first provide got here from retiree Henry Cejudo. Although the previous two-time UFC champion is now busy co-hosting Mike Tyson on the legendary boxer's podcast, the 34-year-old is alleged to be a big-name substitute.
“Triple C to the rescue. @danawhite you have my number, ”Cejudo tweeted.
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Henry Cejudo is one other of 4 illustrious fighters to carry two-weight titles at as soon as
Cejudo was each the bantamweight and flyweight champion earlier than retiring in 2020. If he gained the featherweight title, he would develop into the primary threeweight champion in UFC historical past. He additionally gained gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling.
However, Ariel Helwani reviews that the Korean zombie, ranked fourth at featherweight, is able to step in and that is additionally the fight Volkanovski needs.
“Alex Volkanovski needs Chan Sung Jung on March 5, based on his supervisor Ash James. This is what they need unequivocally.
Alexander Volkanovski needs to fight at UFC 272
Korean zombie is in style with UFC followers
“Zombie is there too, I am told. I just need to be officially nominated at this point, ”Helwani tweeted.
One fight that will not happen at UFC 272 or another card over the following few months is Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier.
Both males had been open about their need to make the fight and reviews have circulated suggesting the UFC is attempting to take action inside the subsequent six weeks. However, Diaz says the corporate has now made a U-turn and the fight is not going to happen.
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